Engagement of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden and Daniel Westling

Engagement of Prince Daniel and Crown Princess Victoria


A Royal Palace in Stockholm


24 February 2009

The CoupleEdit

Main article: Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden and Daniel Westling

Crown Princess Victoria is the oldest daughter and child of Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Silvia of Sweden. She has two younger twin brothers, Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland. She has a younger sister, Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland.

Daniel was born in Örebro, Stockholm, as the elder brother of Anna Söderström.

The Announcement Edit

Swedish media have often speculated about upcoming engagements and marriages for Victoria. On 24 February 2009, rumors that wedding plans were imminent became particularly intense preceding an information council between the King and Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. Under the terms of the Swedish Act of Succession, the government, if requested by the King, must approve a marriage of a Prince or Princess of Sweden. Otherwise, the prince or princess loses his or her right to the throne. Later that day, it was confirmed that permission had been granted and that Victoria would marry Daniel Westling in the summer of 2010. The wedding date was set in Stockholm Cathedral for 19 June 2010, the 34th anniversary of her parents' marriage and the 11th anniversary of her brother and sister-in-law`s marriage.